Holes, Lifecycles and Fractions
Date: 6th May 2018 @ 8:52am
You can tell from the title that it has been a very mixed week! In Maths we have been focused on fractions. This is a tricky topic and I couldn't;t be more proud of the way that the class have applied themselves. We continue to work on our times tables; you may know that we work on something called 99 club where the children have to answer as many multiplication and division questions as they can in 5 minutes. We already have 6 children working at the 99 level - this means they can answer 99 questions in 5 minutes! Pretty impressive stuff.
In English, we are working with our class novel - Holes, by Louis Sachar.
We're working on summarising what has happened so far (which is quite a lot!) and discussing the main characters. 'Holes' also inspired us in Forest Schools this week. In the book, the boys at Camp Green Lake are forced to dig a 5ft deep, 5ft wide hole every day. So, we had a go too. It took 25 of us an hour to dig down 28cm. We worked out that at this rate, it would take us 5 days to dig one hole! Phew!
We were very lucky to have a visit from Dr Naiara O'Mahony from Chester Zoo on Wednesday. She talked us through different animal lifecycles and shared some weird and wonderful eggs for us to work with, and a python skin for us to touch. All the children learnt plenty that will help us with our science topic.
A couple of quick reminders: there is an Arthog meeting on Wednesday this week (9th May) at 4pm. If you are new to the Arthog experience (like me!) then a visit to their website is a good idea:
Also, the re-arranged rounders competition is on Thursday this week (10th) at MDJS. Thank you!